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Oscar Wilde

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"The sick do not ask if the hand that smoothes their pillow is pure, nor the dying care if the lips that touch their brow have known the kiss of sin." Morality 4.6 avg (13 votes)
"The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves." Debate, Wisdom 4.8 avg (19 votes)
"There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us." Miscellaneous 5.0 avg (7 votes)
"There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written." Writing 4.5 avg (16 votes)
"There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor." Money 4.6 avg (10 votes)
"Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies." Love 4.4 avg (29 votes)
"Those whom the gods love grow young." Age 3.6 avg (10 votes)
"To believe is very dull. To doubt is intensely engrossing. To be on the alert is to live, to be lulled into security is to die." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (11 votes)
"To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love." Love 4.9 avg (21 votes)
"To have the reputation of possessing the most perfect social tact, talk to every woman as if you loved her, and to every man as if he bored you." Miscellaneous 4.6 avg (5 votes)
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (61 votes)
"True friends stab you in the front." Friendship 4.7 avg (95 votes)
"Ultimately the bond of all companionship, wheather in marriage or in friendship, is conversation." Friendship, Marriage 4.8 avg (17 votes)
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (132 votes)
"We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language." America 4.7 avg (13 votes)
"We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (11 votes)
"When a woman marries again it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs." Marriage 3.6 avg (22 votes)
"When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers." Prayer 4.7 avg (17 votes)
"Where there is no exaggeration there is no love, and where there is no love there is no understanding." Love 4.8 avg (16 votes)
"Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attraction of others." Morality 3.9 avg (13 votes)

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